The Valdosta Daily Times
Walter Neal Napier, age 68 of Lavonia, Ga. died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at anMed Health in South Carolina. Born Aug. 12, 1945 in Nashville, Ga., he was a graduate of Berrien County High School. He worked with Sears in Valdosta and Atlanta for several years. He later became affiliated with North Georgia Hydraulics in Lavonia.
Walter was predeceased by his parents Laura (Griffin) Napier and John Thomas (Tom) Napier, Sr. He was also predeceased by brothers, Curtis Randle Napier and John Thomas Napier, Jr.
Surviving relatives include a daughter, Susan Shane (Napier) Sheffield of Valdosta; sons, Neal Napier of Atlanta, Michael Napier and wife Andrea of Tenn.; grandchildren, Michael and Chase Spires, Charlotte and Savannah Napier; and three great-grandchildren.
Walter is survived by a brother, Charles D. Napier of Nashville; a sister, Kathleen (Napier) Moore of Hahira, Ga. Also surviving Walter are two aunts, Lois (Griffin) Watson and Nina (Griffin) Billingsley; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Walter will be sorely missed by his many friends and relatives, especially those attending the annual Griffin family reunion in Ray City, Ga. and through his facebook and email communication.
A memorial service was held for Walter in Lavonia, Ga. at the First Baptist Church, Friday Aug. 23, 2013. Walter was cremated.